Posted on 07/19/2021 at 03:36 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Working hard and working aggressively are both often glamorized. But, if done all the time, neither is ultimately productive —...

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Posted on 07/19/2021 at 10:59 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The anticipation of an event like a vacation, wedding, or (ahem) book launch can be incredible. And the event itself...

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Posted on 07/18/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

As an author — especially if you’re self-published — you make a number of choices in both the creative and...

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Posted on 07/17/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Penny Sansevieri has a wealth of marketing advice to offer. But she also has a caveat: that savvy marketing can’t...

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Posted on 07/16/2021 at 01:19 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Readers love to joke about how cruel their authors are in tormenting or killing their favorite characters. But if you...

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Posted on 07/15/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Just as you can boil down most stories into a handful of basic plots, so too can you narrow down...

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Posted on 07/15/2021 at 11:28 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

No matter your genre, conflict drives your story. Author Nancy Johnson, while writing and revising her upcoming novel, came to...

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Posted on 07/14/2021 at 02:38 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You know you need to revise when you’ve finished your first draft. But how do you know when to stop...

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Posted on 07/14/2021 at 12:04 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here’s an aspect of character development that we haven’t covered on the newsfeed yet: their eligibility for copyright. The answer...

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Posted on 07/13/2021 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Search engine optimization may sound like something that requires a high-tech degree. But the Alliance of Independent Authors assures you...

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